The Hollywood-set show sees the former Firefly and Serenity star play an actress who once starred in a cult television series but is now struggling to find work.
Speaking to Hitfix, Staite said: "Hollywood is crawling with people like this, who have been at the game, so to speak, for years and years and years on end and are just so, so desperate to get any kind of taste of fame or stardom.
"They're usually very lonely people, because they've shut everybody out in their life or they've burned so many bridges to get to where they supposedly want to be. I wouldn't say that I get to know them very well, but there are people out there, for sure, that are a lot like Raquel."
Asked how she and her character Raquel compare as actresses, she mused: "I would say we're about the same. Raquel definitely has more of an ego, that's for sure.
"I would put my own priorities as personal life first and then career second, while Raquel doesn't care about her personal life. She's all about career, career, career. So, in her eyes, she's just the very best. She would completely school Jewel Staite in the acting department."
In addition to her role as Kaylee in Firefly, Staite was a regular on Stargate: Atlantis and has guest starred on Wonderfalls and Supernatural.
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